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Ardagh Bowling and Sports Club
To promote the game of lawn green bowls for the benefit of all members. We have mens and ladies sections which have their own fixtures. We also play mixed fixtures. The clubhouse is licensed, easily accessible, and has a skittle alley and dartboard. There are also occasional social events.
2. Association of Wrens - Bristol Branch (Ref #1294)
We meet on the 1st Friday of every month. The group comprises 40 members, who range in age from 50 years to 94 years. All were members of the Women's Royal Naval Service. They have been a local branch since 1960. Outings, guest speakers and other activities are arranged. We also raise funds for specific charities as well as for the Wrens Benevolent Trust.
3. Athene: Graduate Women in Bristol (Ref #2494)
We are a group of women graduates, from different backgrounds, who share a wish to contribute to the life of our community in an active way. Membership is open to all women who have a degree or equivalent. For members there are meetings, a book group and outings. In addition we have monthly talks open to the public. These include a secondhand bookstall to raise money for Camfed, a charity providing education for girls in Africa.
4. Avon Federation of Women's Institutes (Ref #1366)
We play a unique role in educating women and enabling them to build new skills, to take part in wide-ranging activities and to campiagn on issues that matter to them and their co mmunitites.
5. Avon Harmony (Ref #2564)
A friendly ladies barbershop chorus, who meet to sing four part close harmony acapella music. We welcome new members, and visitors to our weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7.30 -10pm.
6. Avonbelles, The (Ref #1297)
A friendly women's four-part, harmony group. No experience needed, just be able to sing in tune. Full expert tution given.
7. Awaz Utaoh (Ref #1217)
Awaz Utaoh is a BME community organisation which specifically targets the different sections of deprived South Asian people. Our main aim is to relieve the isolation, distress, poverty and victimisation experienced by the identified target communities and to reintroduce them back into mainstream society promoting community cohesion. Culturally appropriate advice and guidance, referral and liaison with public service providers, training, employment opportunities, victim and family support.
8. Bradley Stoke Netball Club (Ref #2109)
Friendly local netball club with teams entered in Avon League. Train Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm. Matches Saturdays. All welcome.
9. Bristol City Korfball (Ref #2529)
Bristol City Korfball club is made up of players of all levels ranging from those who have been playing for years right down to those who started only a couple of weeks ago (as such we are used to explaining the basics and integrating new players!). In the winter (Sep-Mar) we train at Kingsdown every Sunday between 7-8.30pm. In the summer (May-Sep) we train every Thursday on Durham Downs, 7-8.30pm.
10. Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW) (Ref #230)
We provide a helpline for women, useful information booklets and other publications. A self-help journal for young people, a training pack and training. We also provide a list of self-harm self-help groups. The text and email support service (TESS) offers confidential and emotional support to girls and wrong woment. The service are aimed at 11-25 year olds but will also support older women.
11. Bristol Freedom Programme (Ref #2597)
We provide groups for women who have experienced domestic violence at any point in their lives. Groups run across Bristol, at different times and days, and most have a free creche. Locations are kept confidential.
12. Bristol Ladies Hockey Club (Ref #2010)
We are a small friendly hockey club in Bristol, and are always looking for new players.
13. Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group (Ref #180)
We aim to relieve sickness, hardship and distress by providing assistance, advice, representation and services amongst Chinese women. We provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation for Chinese women who need such facilities due to age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social welfare with a view to improving their quality of life. We also aim to advance education between the Chinese and local community through educational, cultural and social activities.
14. Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club (Ref #2425)
Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club has been at the heart of Bristol Cricket for many years now and attracts players from all over Bristol, Bath and Gloucestershire. Having been founded in 1860 the cricket club has had a lot of time to grow into what is one of the largest clubs in the Bristol area. This Bristol cricket club has many opportunities for players of all standards. It has a flourishing youth section and an equally vibrant senior and women's section.
15. City of Bristol Rowing Club (Ref #2013)
Rowing is now a popular sport with people of all ages. Our club has been rowing in the harbour for 50 years. In recent years, we've evolved into a highly successful and competitive club. We have around 200 members and cater for all ages from junior to veteran; any level of ability from complete beginner to experienced rower; any level of commitment - from recreational to serious competition.
16. Dhek Bhal (Ref #391)
Dhak Bhal works and campaigns with and for South Asian people to promote their health and social wellbeing in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Elderly womens group, over 50s. Mens elderly group. Sitting service.
17. Endometriosis UK (Ref #2099)
Endometriosis UK has a local support group in the Bristol area which aims to provide support and information to those affected by endometriosis. It gives local women with endometriosis the opportunity to meet others for mutual support. Endometriosis can be a chronic and debilitating gynaecological condition. It affects approximately 2 million women in the UK. The group meets once a month.
18. Fawcett Society, The - Bristol Local Group (Ref #1350)
We are the local group of the Fawcett Society, the UK's leading campaigning charity helping to create greater equality between women and men in Britain. Our members meet monthly. We don't provide services or advice - our focus is on campaigning and awareness raising. We work on Fawcett's national campaigns to raise awareness on a wide range of equality issues including working life, equal pay, democratic representation, BME women in the UK, sexual violence, women & criminal justice.
19. Fingers and Frets (Ref #2638)
We are a fretted instrument orchestra of banjo, mandolin and guitar players. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings, with occasional concerts at other times. We are an active performing 'gigging' orchestra with a varied programme of music, mostly orchestrated, but also some sing-along numbers with melody and rhythm.
20. Fishponds Townswomens Guild (Ref #987)
Monthly afternoon meetings on second Tuesday of month with speakers, entertainment, coach outings, theatre trips, coffee mornings and afternoon teas. Christmas lunches, craft sessions and a members singing group.
21. GayWest (Ref #456)
Gaywest is a social and support group for gay men and women in the South West. It has been in existence for over 20 years, and meets every Saturday morning in the Rainbow Café, Central Bath. In addition, our 90+ members receive a monthly magazine giving details of regular social events.
22. Helping Mothers (Ref #2438)
Helping Mothers teaches energy techniques to support women on their mothering journey. Specialist Release the Fears and birth with BLISS for first time mothers. Mothers Meeting for all other concerns, including healing bad birth stories, postnatal depression and birth trauma.
23. Henbury Singers (Ref #2637)
We are a mixed amateur choir of about 40 members, singing a mixed repertoire of classical and modern pieces, both for enjoyment and for public performance. We don't require auditions but ability to read music is a strong advantage. New members are always welcome to come along.
24. Kyoto Shotokan Karate Club (Ref #2076)
We teach traditional Shotokan Karate, belonging to a major organisation - SKI (www.skief.com). We have mixed classes suitable for men, women and children (7+). We meet twice weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings (6:30-7:30; 7:30-8:30) at St. Bernards School and Avonmouth RFC.
25. Mother and Baby Massage (Ref #2432)
Mother and Baby massage provides restorative and relaxing massage for all mothers during all stages of pregnancy. I also teach massage skills for birth partners and hold regular baby massage groups. During the groups the focus is on relaxation for mothers as well as useful massage techniques for colic, teething and sleeplessness.
26. National Association of Widows (Ref #1972)
The National Association of Widows is a national charity offering support and friendship to widows and women who have lost their partners through bereavement. The association operates largely through a system of local self-help branches that run social events for members. If there is no local branch, widows can join the NAW as head office members, and benefit from the range of services the NAW provides.
27. One25 Limited (Ref #1774)
One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex-work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction. Services: outreach 5 nights/week; drop-in 4 afternoons/week with lunch, shower, laundrette, therapies, skills sessions and visiting clinics in health, housing, addiction etc; 1:1 casework and a mother and baby home called Naomi House.
28. Pregnancy Advisory Service (Ref #617)
Consultation service for Bristol women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancy and advice about abortion.
29. Race Forum, The (Ref #2104)
The Race Forum exists to assist Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Bristol to communicate with the City Council regarding policies, how to involve local people in democratic decision making and in the development of services for all of its citizens. Any individual or organisation of BME people can become members of the Race Forum. The Forum members elect advisors to represent their views to the Council through various Council meetings and Scrutiny Commissions.
30. Silai For Skills (Ref #1813)
Training courses for women in: Creative Textiles; Fashion Design; ESOL; Literacy; Numeracy. Free advice and guidance (IAG).
31. South Gloucestershire Hockey Club (Ref #2455)
World record-breaking, friendly hockey club based at Golden Hill, Bristol, for men and women of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. We have 3 men's winter teams, 2 ladies sides and several summer league teams. New players are always welcome, whether you are new to the idea, are a player looking to return to the sport, or have never played it before, but want to give it a go. There are weekly training sessions and lots of social activities. Find out much more from our website.
32. Sparks Netball Club (Ref #2335)
Sparks netball club, Bristol are a friendly club that look to cater to players of all ages and abilities. We have 4 teams in various divisions of the Avon Netball League. We welcome new players.
33. Stoke Bishop Ladies Choir (Ref #1213)
A choir of 25 or so women singing for pleasure. We meet on Monday afternoons, September to Easter from 1.45pm to 4:00pm at Stoke Bishop Village Hall. We give 3-4 concerts a year, two of which are public concerts for charity. We sing all kinds of music; classical, songs from the shows and modern songs - a little bit of everything.
34. Trinity Care Service (Ref #2605)
We are a day care centre for the over 60's. Our main aim is to support people living in their own homes to maintain their independence. We provide a mini-bus service to and from their homes,a three course meal, laundry facilities, shopping service, chiropodist and run various activities throughtout the week, such as Musical entertainment, Quizzes, Arts and Crafts, Armchair exercises, Sing- a -longs, Educational Talks, Skittles etc
35. Well Mother (Ref #1677)
Supporting wisdom of mothers and babies through body work, exersize, massage and shiatsu.
36. Wellspring Wellbeing Project, The (Ref #2081)
The Wellbeing Project provides a broad range of activities based on the needs of the residents of the area. These include yoga, Tai Chi, support to lose weight, keep fit, boxing, a women's group, a men's group and a walking group.
37. Westbury on Trym Townswomens Guild (Ref #2498)
Monthly meetings with various speakers. Friendship group for coffee and outings. Table tennis, whist and fundraising activities for charity. Second Monday of each month 2.00 to 4.30pm
38. Womankind - Bristol Women's Therapy Centre (Ref #1345)
Therapeutic support for women, especially those on low income or benefits. Counselling, therapy groups, helpline, befriending, deaf client counselling service, refugee & asylum seeker counselling service. Helpline supports any woman who needs to talk - including those experiencing domestic violence. We sometimes have to close our waiting list due to very large numbers of requests for our services.
39. YWCA Bristol Young Women's Centre (Ref #1200)
YWCA is the leading charity with the most disadvantaged young women in England and Wales. We run services to support young women and campaign with them to combat the discrimination they face. The YWCA in Bristol works with young women aged 13-30 and provides services such as 1-1 counselling for young women, young mums and pregnant women - with free creche services. The project also offers support groups to young women offering accredited learning from Open College Network and Getting Connected.